Margaret Maugenest, perhaps known best for her laudable court case legalizing her rent free occupancy in her Gowanus loft, is coming to Binghamton University’s Rosefsky Gallery. Her translucent painting installations live beautifully in her spacious loft, which you can tour here, and will be on exhibit beginning this Friday March 15, when Maugenest will give a presentation at 5pm, through March 22nd. Don’t miss it!
From Inside BU:
Visiting artist Margaret welcomes spring at the Rosefsky Gallery with an art installation of large diaphanous paintings on silk and other smaller works. She will give a presentation on her evolution from large paintings to small and then to painting on silk at 5 p.m. Friday, March 15, in the gallery. The colorful large silk paintings on display are from a series she calls “Painted Light.” The panels are hung from the ceiling. Because of their translucence, they interact with light as well as their surrounding environment. The smaller pieces in the exhibition show some other materials Maugenest likes to work with, such as watercolors on cigarette papers and on Japanese Shikishi Paper Boards.
Maugenest was born in Indonesia of Asian and European descent. One of her Dutch forebears, Abraham Toorop, came to Indonesia in the 1700s. He was an indigo maker. Another relation, also a Toorop, was a batik artist in Central Java. Maugenest dedicates her silk installation to their memory.
The Rosefsky Gallery is open from noon-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The show will run through March 22.